K9 Nose Work™ Training Camp Northeast- Staff

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Amy Herot - Jill Marie O'Brien - Rachelle Bailey-Austin - Carolyn Barney - Linda Bramkamp - Jennie Keifer - Cathie_Laber - Chris_Mason - Barbara Schwerdt - Janie Simmons - Jim Simmons - Dorothy Turley - Dana Crevling - Karin Damon

Amy Herot CPDT-KA, K9NW Co-Founder, Lead Instructor

Amy HerotNACSW™ & K9 Nose Work™ Founder/Nose Work Instructor

Amy is a professional K9 trainer and handler and brings over a decade of experience to her work. She has certified teams in Narcotics and Explosives and has logged over 1500 instructional hours in detection dog training.  As co-founder of K9 Nose Work, and the National Association of Canine Scent Work Association,LLC™ (NACSW), she has sought to bring that experience to companion dogs and handlers through the development of nose work classes and sport events. She and her partners launched and sponsored the first organized Fun Nose Work competition, a Nose Work Practice Match and the first national K9 Nose Work™ trial, a titling event in January 2009.

In the canine sport world Amy has trained dogs for tracking, agility, sheepherding, protection sports, and detection.  She has competed nationally with her Dutch Shepherd, Maya and took 3rd place in Narcotics Detection at the Gold Coast K9 Working Dog Trials and 1st place, open division, at the Oxnard Police K9 Foundation Inaugural Trial, 2009.  Her Belgian Malinois, Seven, is a nationally certified explosives detection dog and took 1st place in the Explosives Building Search at the 2009 Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Trial.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science from NYU and is nationally certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).  Additionally, she is a graduate of the Balu Academy for Dog Trainers and is a John Rogerson associate here in the U.S. 

Her professional memberships and affiliations include the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Southern California Dog Trainers’ Forum (SCDTF), Southern California Schutzhund Club, and International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI).  Amy gives much volunteer time and expertise to the betterment of shelter dogs. Some of Amy’s other achievements have been the 2007 President's Volunteer Service Award, spcaLA's 2005 Outstanding H.E.A.L. (Helping Enhance Animals Lives) Volunteer and 2006 Volunteer of the Year.

Amy is owner of the Los Angeles based All Good Dogs, LLC.   www.allgooddogs.biz

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Jill Marie O'Brien, CPDT-KA, K9NW Co-Founder, Lead Instructor

Jill Marie O'BrienNACSW™ & K9 Nose Work® Founder/Nose Work Instructor

Jill Marie has been working with and training dogs since 1987. Jill Marie spent fourteen years as Director of Behavior and Training for spcaLA. During her tenure with spcaLA, she supervised the creation and development of that agency's first Animal Behavior and Training Department since the agency’s inception in 1877. Jill’s career at spcaLA started in 1996 when she joined the agency to fulfill a grant from KalKan to educate inner-city youth on dog bite prevention and feral dog safety.  While there she participated in the Teaching Love and Compassion program (TLC), a program that matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs for a 3 week program that teaches young people life skills in patience, anger management and conflict resolution. Jill Marie also developed a Canine Behavior Assessment protocol in 2000 that was the only in-house assessment used for the evaluation of the shelter dogs housed at the agency.

Jill Marie's years of dog training experience includes agility, tracking, Animal Assisted Therapy, Schutzhund and detection training along with many hours of K9 Nose Work development and instruction. Her training philosophy is one of building strong working relationships and bonds between dogs and their handlers using positive, fun and motivational techniques. She is a strong advocate of ongoing education and development of skills. Not only has she attended many educational conferences and courses, but she has also organized educational events featuring some of the most sought-after lecturers and behavior experts in the world. She believes education for the humans is as important as education for the canines. Jill Marie is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, long time member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a facilitator for the Southern California Dog Trainers Forum.

Jill Marie and her dog Beckett are a nationally certified Narcotics Detection Team and took 1st place, novice division in the Oxnard Police K9 Inaugural Trial, 2009. She has been a long-time agility enthusiast and has competed and trained in agility since 1990. In addition to her work with Beckett, Jill and her other dogs have earned many training titles and have competed at the USDAA's Grand Prix of Dog Agility. Jill Marie’s newest partner is Raven, a Belgian Malinois. Jill Marie shares her life with her son and wonderful husband for whom she thanks everyday for their patience and understanding as she continues to build and develop her understanding and skill working with dogs and their people.

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Rachelle Bailey-Austin CNWI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Rachelle has always had dogs, Poodles and Poodle mixes, a Rough Collie, German Shepherds, a Papillon and currently Belgian Sheepdogs. She has been involved in the world of dogs since High School going to dog shows with her sister who showed and bred German Shepherds.

She is a CNWI, NACSW Certifying Official, Trial Host and Trial Coordinator and has been a professional dog trainer using positive reinforcement for the past 20 plus years. She strongly believes in continuing education and regularly attends seminars to keep up her chops in K9 behavior. She owns About Face K-9 Academy in Olympia, WA. She teaches puppy and basic manners classes and also works with all behavioral issues in dogs.

She lives with her wonderful husband, Ed, and 5 Belgian Sheepdogs. She has been showing in conformation for the past 20 years. Her dog’s accomplishments include a Belgian Sheepdog National Specialty Best of Breed, National Specialty Winner’s Bitch, National Specialty Best of Opposite Sex, Multiple National Specialty Award of Merit and Selects, Multiple Breed Group placements, AKC All Breed Best in Show and Best of Breed at the Westminster dog show. Her dogs have also held rally and obedience titles.

Her main focus now is the amazing activity and sport of K9 Nose Work®. Two of her dogs do K9 Nose Work®: Drake has his NW2, L1C, L1E, L2E and L1V, Pierce earned his NW3 Elite title, L1V, L1C, and L2C before passing away. The new kid on the block is Phoenix who is on primary.

She and her training partner Dorothy Turley, CPDT, CNWI co-teach K9 Nose Work® classes and co-host three to four K9 Nose Work® trials per year.

 

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Carolyn Barney CNWI, Instructor and Camp Store Manager

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Carolyn has been training dogs and their people professionally since 1985. In 1991 she founded Gemini Dog Training, a full service training and daycare facility and then DOGS! Learning Center in 2007. Carolyn focuses much of her time on behavior modification through private consulting and training classes. She educates and coaches owners of fearful, aggressive, reactive, and/or socially challenged dogs. Carolyn's teaching background includes: group classes and workshops on clicker training skills, reactive dog management, and a variety of dog sports that include K9NW, agility, obedience, tracking, and earthdog. Carolyn has trained and mentored 100’s of potential dog training instructors. Many of her previous students and staff trained through her instructor programs have gone on to become Certified Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA), running their own classes and businesses.

The desire for a better understanding of the canine mind and behavior has been the motivating factor in all aspects of her dog experience. Beginning with traditional training techniques, she knew there had to be a better way. Pursuing that better way has evolved into clicker training and a more thoughtful scientific and effective use of operant and classical conditioning. Carolyn believes that training and behavior modification should be safe, enjoyable, and successful for both the dog and the humans who love them. Most importantly, she maintains an open mind to new information and what every dog has to teach the human student. Carolyn has been training, competing, and titling dogs for over 35 years in obedience, conformation, tracking, agility, earth dog, and most recently in K9 Nose Work™. Carolyn's PRT, Steiff, has earned the NW Elite title and participated in the 2014 NACSW National Invitational. Carolyn's  Border Collie, Breezy, has her Elite title and participated in the 2017 NACSW National Invitational winning one of the searches and placing in another.

Along with her training and behavior work, Carolyn wrote Clicker Basics for Dogs and Puppies. Carolyn has 2 DVD’s from the Clean Run Instructor Conference, one on Agility Foundation and one on Scaredy Dogs. Carolyn has co-taught canine cognition/behavior courses at Harvard University Extension School with Bruce Blumberg PhD, lectures to dog trainers occasionally and worked for many years as a behavior consultant for the MSPCA, providing reactive dog training classes and behavior therapy for shelter dogs and their families. She teaches multiple K9NW classes each week from beginning students to teams with their elite titles. Carolyn's full-time job is Training Director of Operation Delta Dog, a not for profit that trains shelter dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

http://www.carolynbarney.com/

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Linda Bramkamp CNWI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Linda has been involved in competition dog training for over 13 years.  In the Fall of 2009, she took her first K9 Nose Work® workshop and was hooked on the sport immediately. She participated in the pilot program for instructors in Santa Rosa, CA, earning her CNWI in the spring of 2011, following up with multiple classes, instructor programs, seminars, workshops and conferences.  As the Director of the Nose Work program at the Sport Dog Center in Santa Rosa, CA, Linda hosted numerous Sniff-n-Go's, ORT's, workshops and seminars and taught classes for all levels. She has been a certifying official and judge for ORT's and has presented workshops and coaching sessions in multiple states.  She has been an instructor at the Georgia K9 Nose Work® camp, a guest instructor at the Colorado K9 Nose Work® camp and acted as certifying official and judge for the Sniff-n-go at the Georgia and Oregon camps.

Indy Bear, her 10+ year old husky, American Eskimo, Malamute mix with environmental sensitivities, has earned his Elite Level Title Champion. He was the first dog in the nation to earn the Elite Level 1 & 2 titles.  Indy has participated in all four NACSW™ National Invitational events, placing third overall in 2014. 
Her 13.5+ y/o GSD, Aragon, was first in the nation to earn the ELT3 title and the Elite Level Champion title.  Aragon is Linda’s second dog to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 Nationals and ran in the 2017 National competition.
Linda’s 13.5 y/o Siberian Husky Tinkerbell, has earned her ELT-CH.  She also earned a qualifying score for the 2017 Nationals.  Her 12.5 y/o blind diabetic Siberian Husky Sweet Pea has earned her ELT1.  Her new pup, Tipped Toes, a 1.5 y/o Keeshond earned her NW3Elite on January 1.  Foxy Lady (RIP), a Siberian Husky, achieved her NW1.  

Through her business, K9knowswork, LLC., Linda currently offers intensive competition themed NW training sessions and offers and hosts workshops and coaching sessions at her home in Plymouth, IL and Castle Valley, UT.  Willing to set hides at a moment’s notice and an ability to set up a learning opportunity anywhere, she offers exciting coaching sessions at homes, businesses and points of interest.  Most of her students are National and Elite competitors. She offers phone, email and video review with emphasis on encouraging exercises appropriate for that specific teams needs for success. Having a background in teaching children and animals, Linda is always patiently guiding students to learn, laugh and enjoy listening to their dogs’ communications.

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Jennie Keifer CNWI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Jennie was introduced to K9 Nose Work® in 2009, at the first Intro to Nose Work workshop held in Northern California. Before Nose Work she did not appreciate her Golden Retriever’s intense desire to hunt critters, so was instantly hooked on the training as she channeled her dog’s instincts into a healthy and rewarding outlet for both of them. In January, 2012, Karlie became the first NW3 Golden Retriever and the first team outside of Southern California to earn an NW3 title.  In July, 2013, Jennie and Karlie earned their NW3 Elite, with Karlie becoming the first NW3 Elite Golden and continuing the pattern, Karlie was also the first ELT1 Golden in October, 2015.  Jennie and Karlie competed at the first 3 NACSW™ National Invitationals, qualified for the 2017 National Invitational, and also competed in the first Elite Division trial in Santa Rosa, CA.  Jennie never dreamed that she and Karlie would go so far and grow so much as a team. 

Jennie is currently competing with her 8 year old Golden, Abbie. Abbie started playing Nose Work games as a puppy and Jennie very quickly learned the value of this game to build self-confidence in puppies as well as adult dogs. Abbie has her ELT1 and is also qualified for the 2017 National Invitational in MA. 

Jennie has recently started her 5 month old Labrador Retriever, Emerson, in K9 Nose Work and she loves being able to apply all that she has learned over the past 8 years to the foundation training of her new pup. 

Jennie’s love of the game and the benefits it has for dogs and owners alike, motivated her to achieve CNWI status in May, 2011.  She currently teaches 10 K9 Nose Work® classes each week and also offers a number of drop-in classes.  Jennie works as part of the NACSW™ Trial Department, oversees memberships and the ORT Team, and has been a Certifying Official for the NACSW™ since 2012.  Jennie worked as a Customer Service Manager for 19 years, but recently decided to leave the corporate world to pursue her true love of working with dogs and their humans full-time. 

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Cathie Laber, CNWI, CPDT-KA, GDMI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Cathie Laber is the owner of C.L.E.A.R. K-9, LLC, in Boring, Oregon (25 miles east of Portland) and has been professionally involved in dog training in since the early 1970s. She is a Certified Nose Work Instructor, for the NACSW. Cathie is also CPDT-KA, as well as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor- (CA state Licensed, GDMI). She has been involved in the service dog industry for the past 40 years, working for dog-guide organizations as well as Canine Companions for Independence.

Cathie has trained, competed, and titled her own personal dogs in AKC Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Herding, Tracking, and Hunting Retriever Trials. She is a pointed AKC Hunting Retriever Test judge. In K9 Nose Work, NACSW, Cathie trained and handled both of her Belgian Sheepdogs to attain the level NW3-Elite. “Lexus” is currently a few points shy of his ELTCH. “Poppy” has is 2 points shy of her ELT3 and is now handled by Cathie’s husband, Keith. Cathie also has an up and coming youngster in K9 NW training, “Nate.” Lexus and Cathie qualified and competed in NACSW National Invitational, once in Santa Rosa, CA and again in Colorado. Cathie and both of her dogs have attended the two West Coast NACSW, NW Camps.

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Chris Mason, CNWI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Chris Mason is a Certified Nose Work Instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). She has been training her own dogs since 1989 (obedience, agility, flyball, show ring), and training and competing K9 Nose Work® dogs since 2008. Chris and her dog GoGo are the first K9 Nose Work® team with a Bull Terrier to achieve the Elite Level in K9 Nose Work® competition. She is currently competing her two dogs at Elite and NW3.

Chris’s focus within the sport of K9 Nose Work is working with breeds and types of dogs not always associated with canine performance sports, such as lazy mutts, stubborn bull breeds, terriers with minds of their own, and sighthounds from other planets.  She has developed a unique set of tools, skills, and exercises for success with Nose Work dogs with their own agendas.

Chris was a professional horse trainer and riding instructor for over 30 years, instructing and competing in equestrian sports and teaching people how to better understand their animals.  She started riding at age 5 and competed in show jumping and dressage through her 20s.  After moving to the east coast she ran a combined-training competition barn in Maryland and finished her career specializing in dressage. In 2000, Chris retired from equestrian sport and moved back to her home state of California.

Chris also volunteered as a zoo keeper for several years at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she worked with birds, rhinoceroses, elephants, tapirs, and various other exotic animals.

The only thing she loves doing as much as working with animals is teaching people to work with animals.

Chris lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, and two Bull Terriers.

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Barbara Schwerdt, CPDT-KA, CNWI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Barbara Schwerdt, BA, CPDT-KA, CNWI, Founding Instructor, NACSW Certifying Official (CO), Trial Judge, Senior Faculty Member, New Instructor Education Faculty and Instructor Continuing Education Committee member.

Barbara and K9 Landis have been competing in K9 Nose Work since its inception in 2009. They were the 3rd team in the country to earn an NW3Elite Title (June 2012). Landis has been a “demo” dog for countless seminars, nose work fun days, dog-in-white, and educational videos. They have qualified for all four National Invitational events to date and competed in the first 3. He now has his Elite 2 title. Although he is in semi-retirement, he still enjoys a good search!

Barbara and her newest K9 Nose Work partner, Cassie, have been working together since July 2015. After nearly a year on “primary” at dozens of locations, Cassie has earned her L1C and NW1 titles!

In addition to her role as an NACSW faculty member, Barbara has traveled near and far to teach a variety of seminars and coaching sessions. Some topics include Trial Prep for NW1, NW2, and NW3, Converging Odor, Inaccessible Hides, Problem Solving, and Hide Placement. She has been a K9 Camp Instructor since the very first camp in 2010 and is currently on faculty for New Instructor Education. She teaches local weekly K9 Nose Work classes for students at the NW3 and Elite levels.

By day Barbara is a full-time corporate trainer holding the position of Director of Education and Training for a not-for-profit property management company. She holds a BA degree in Deaf Studies with a minor in Gerontology from California State University, Northridge.

She is also the co-owner (with her husband Gerry) of “Safe at Home Pet Care”, a company providing dog walking, pet-sitting and house-sitting services, and dog training.

Barbara is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), NACSW, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Pet Sitters International (PSI), Association for Talent Development (ATD), AIDs LifeCycle Training Ride Leaders, and Shifting Gears Cycling Club.

She has been an avid distance cyclist since 2011 and has raised nearly $26,000 for AIDS LifeCycle, a non-profit organization in California which provides much needed services to those infected with/affected by HIV/AIDS.

Barbara is grateful to share her life with her husband Gerry, her German Shepherd Landis, a house cat named Parker, and the newest member of the family, Cassandra Sue (Cassie), a black-lab mix that loves K9 Nose Work almost as much as her big brother does!

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Janie Simmons, CPDT-KA, CNWI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Janie lives and trains in central Virginia and has been training dogs and their handlers in K9 Nose Work®, agility, tracking and obedience for more than 20 years. She started her own business, Paws Plus Training, LLC in 2005.

Her students have achieved the highest title level in their sports from NW3 Elite 2 to MACH to CT. Her own dogs have achieved multiple MACHs, TDXs, and NW3 Elites. Her goal with both her students and her own dogs is to “have fun” while building a strong bond with their canine partner. She’ll often tell a student “you have your dog for such short time so if the two of you are not having fun, don’t do the sport.”

Janie first heard about K9 Nose Work® in a magazine article in August of 2009 and knew that it was something that she wanted to do both with her own dogs and others. She attended the first of many K9 Nose Work® workshops on the east coast in March of 2010 and fell in love with the sport. One of her greatest thrills in teaching nose work is watching a dog that has numerous environmental issues transform and become a relaxed and confident dog.

Janie is owned by three Labradors, Reese, Daisy and Rosie, who make sure there is always an ample supply of tennis balls in the house and car and shares a home with her husband Jim.

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Jim Simmons, CNWI,  Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Jim began training dogs in 2000 after his wife, Janie, had knee surgery. They had a Labrador that was ready for a tracking test but his wife couldn't run the dog. Jim went into "handler boot camp" for 4 weeks, entered a tracking test and earned his first TD. With that success, Jim was hooked on tracking. He enjoys working with both his own three dogs and those of his students. He put a TDX on two of his dogs within 6 months of each other and is now trying to get into VST tests.

Since Jim "retired" from the corporate world, he has de- voted all of his time to teaching both K9 Nose Work and tracking. He has been to numerous Nose Work seminars and camps. Jim’s chocolate Labrador, Reese, is now 13+ and they have their NW3 Elite 2. Jim plans to continue to have fun together as long as they can.

Jim enjoys teaching and watching his students grow from week to week. He enjoys watching the bond develop be- tween the dog and handler, and the camaraderie that these sports bring. You can often find Jim and Reese at therapy visits at local schools and also the local Veteran's Hospital. Reese makes sure his dad has a healthy supply of treats and tennis balls for any game that they might play.

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Dorothy Turley, CPDT-KA, CNWI, Instructor

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Dorothy is a professional, full-time dog trainer in the Olympia, Washington area. Her business, Let’s Talk Dogs, specializes in pet dog training, behavior issues and K9 Nose Work®. She began dog training as a hobby in 1995 and quickly became involved with rescue and education work as a volunteer. She eventually transitioned to training others and quit her day job in 2002 to pursue dog training as a full-time professional.

Dorothy teaches classes, private lessons and also hosts educational seminars and workshops. She has also traveled as the working assistant to Kathy Sdao, MS, CAAB (Bright Spot Dog Training). She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and continues her education by attending seminars and workshops. She has graduated from the Dogs of Course Instructor training, CNWI instructor training and 3 sessions of Bob Bailey’s “Chicken Camp.” Over the years she has also volunteered and worked at her local shelters and various rescue groups.

In early 2010 Dorothy attended her first K9 Nose Work® seminar with Ron Gaunt. She was hooked. She knew this was a great activity that she wanted to share it with her clients. She began working with her dog and car reactive dog, Zoey, and never looked back. She had no plans to compete with this particular “problem” dog so was thrilled when Zoey not only earned her NW1 title but also took first place. Dorothy is now a Supervising/Elite Certifying Official for the NACSW™. She is also an experienced trial and ORT host, National Trial Coordinator, Trial Representative and Score Room Lead for the NACSW™. She shares her life with her husband and 3 dogs (all mutts) in Rochester, Washington. She continues to compete with Zoey and Gracie at the Elite level and has recently started her Chihuahua mix, Brigette, in the sport. Dorothy and Zoey had the honor of attending the National Invitational in November, 2017.

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Dana Crevling CPDT-KA, CNWI, Camp Director

Camp Director

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Dana has made working with or for shelter dogs part of her career since 1986. She worked for not for profit animal agencies for 13 years, until 1999, when she started Dogs of Course with the first Instructor Training Course class. Her dedication to improving the lives of dogs and their owners through quality education at all levels was the motivating factor when she started the business and is the guiding force for all projects she creates. Dana continues to support charitable organizations by periodically running fundraising events and activities.

She started her professional career in dog training at Red Acre Farm Hearing Dog Center, as a trainer and then the Department Director. Her professional experience in training and behavior also includes animal shelter program coordinator for volunteers, pet training instructor, lecturer, shelter consultant, and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue’s adoption coordinator/counselor. 

Dana is driven by her thirst for her own personal education. She has attended hundreds of events including seminars, dog camps, chicken camps, courses, and conferences. Committed to promoting dog training to the public as a skilled profession, she is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She passed the first national certification test for dog trainers earning the title Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Accessed. She also has a B.A. in Business Administration from Babson College.

Dana has been competing in dog sports since 1984, believing in the joy of teamwork first and foremost. She has titled in obedience, field, conformation, earthdog, rally, agility and K9 Nose Work™. Dana has trained multiple dogs for K9 Nose Work competition - Dazzle NW2(Flat-Coated Rtvr.), Rizzie NW2 (Norfolk Terrier), and Monty who earned his Elite in three NW3 trials and now is working on his Elite Championship designation. Dana's young Flat-Coat, Spring, is preparing to start competing in K9 Nose Work™!

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Karin Damon CNWI,  Operations Manager

Certified Nose Work™ Instructor

Karin has been involved in performance events with dogs for 15 years. She started out in a basic obedience class with her Golden Retriever, Keebler, and put an AKC Versatility title on him. She is presently competing in agility, tracking, obedience and nose work with her Goldens: Jig and Jeep. Her young Golden, Shamrock, is in currently in training. All of the clan has been involved in advertising – showing up in various places such as commercials for Claritin, Pedigree, PetSmart Dog Food, A&P Food Stores, and even appearing on “Conan O’Brien” and “Saturday Night Live”. Jeep most recently appeared on the cover of Dog Fancy and Jig has been on the AKC Website. 

Karin has achieved the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) Elite Champion title with Both Jig and Jeep.  Jig was the first Golden Retriever in the country to earn the Elite 3 title.  Karin and Jig participated in the NACSW National Invitational in California in 2013 as one of 13 dogs selected throughout the country and was Dog in White for the 2014 NACSW National Invitational. Karin is a Certifying Official for NACSW Trials and is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) teaching nose work since the sport came to the East Coast in March of 2010.

Karin became a certified Pet Tech First Aid and CPR Instructor in San Diego, CA and is working to finish her Canine Rehabilitation Certificate from the University of Tennessee. She was selected to work at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia in the equestrian, mountain biking and modern pentathlon venues.

Karin recently retired as the Head Athletic Trainer at Centenary College to start her own business. She is the owner of Shamrock Pot of Gold K9 Scenter in New Jersey.

 

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